Tim Holtz' Falling Leaves stamp set (4 leaves border stamp) my favorite! I took the border stamp of four different leaves and, dare I say, cut them into four separate stamps--however I didn't cut the excess rubber off so that I could easily fit them back together on an acrylic block if I decide later to use it as a border. So I guess if I say that the "Leaves Border" stamp is my favorite, then that gives me a bit more bang...4 in 1! =) ahem...moving right along --
For the Perfect Distress challenge I followed the directions in Tim Holtz book "Compendium of Curiosities" page 38 using Pine Needles Distress ink & Perfect Pearls Forever Green with TH Shabby French stamp set (wildflowers). The base of my tag consisted of Antique Linen Distress ink & Vintage Photo, over-stamping using black archival ink with TH Letters to Santa stamp set (script). I used lots of fun Distress ink colors for the leaves: Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, & Vintage Photo--adding some light veining with my Zig black marking pen, & a light spray of pearl mist before scrunching into shape. I circle punched the sun, distressed the edges & inked with Wild Honey & Rusty Hinge, adding "rays" to the tag directly behind it. My message was stamped with CTMH Summer's Wave stamp set in Vintage Photo Distress ink on metallic vellum--veined on the back of the vellum with Pine Needles Distress and a Fantastix nub, and edged with Wild Honey.